The Professor's Perspective

Barbara McElroy is Associate Professor of Accounting and Head of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA.  Before beginning a career in academe, Barbara worked in both public and private accounting settings, and owned several businesses.  She is particularly interested in the interaction of accounting and public policy.  Barbara will discuss current events with the interest of students, faculty, and practicing professionals in mind.

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May
17
Grades have been on my mind a lot this week.  There are a lot of reasons.
May
17
It's been an event-filled week. 
Apr
21
It's been a long time since my last post.  Several things have happened in the meantime.  I've been out of the country on sabbatical without much access to the web.  Then I spent three weeks in upstate New York, in similar c
Feb
09
I promised to update you after the seminar on solar installations and costs last Friday.
Feb
04
Just before Christmas, Joe and I installed a spa on our new deck.  The spa had been in the lower floor ofthe house.  This was not a good idea in Pennsylvania.  Then two things happened in quick order.  (1) We got our fi
Jan
25
If you haven't read Scott Heintzelman's blog today, you should do that.  It's a great story about what one successful family-owned business is doing to fight an attitude of entitlement among their younger generation.  They a
Jan
25
Most of you probably know that the new home buyer credit has been extended in several ways. 
Dec
21
More than half of the people who have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) available for medical costs as an employee benefit don't take advantage of it. That's a costly mistake.
Dec
20
I am an admitted holiday freak. Right now, the packages cover about a 4X5X5 area. That doesn't count the ones that are already delivered to neighbors and colleagues, or mailed to distant family. Sounds like a budget breaker for sure.
Dec
18
We teach a lot of courses and specific skills in college, but what we are really trying to do is prepare them for life and work.   It's as easy to get caught up in short term thinking in colleg as well as in business. &

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